Here we are world sharing again. It’s nearly 1am here but the power will be out for most of the day Tuesday while power poles are replaced. That means no computer and no internet for several hours. It also means no heating, cooking, doing the laundry or even taking a shower unless I do it before 8:30 am as when the power goes out the water pump goes off too. I’m more or less prepared. I’ve filled containers with water, including a bucket for the toilet. I washed and vacuumed already so won’t have to do it. I can have a sandwich for lunch but no hot drink unfortunately. So if I get this post done now I won’t be worrying about when I’ll do that either.
Do you become discouraged by the annual “Blogging Ennui” phenomenon that comes around every year? (it’s early this year IMO) (blogging ennui means (to me) a distinct slow down in writing and participation, which lasts an indefinite period of time).
I hadn’t found that it comes at a set time of year for me. Sometimes I’m just dry of ideas, especially if I can’t get out and take photos. I don’t really become discouraged as much as frustrated because I want to post and I’m not getting any ideas.
If you were in a room filled with you and your doppelganger (someone who looks exactly like you do. Supposedly everyone has at least one out there in the world) and 2 billion dollars, what would you do? What do you think your doppelganger would do?
OK first of all I’m visualising a room full of people exactly like me. You did say the room was filled so it must be more than one doppelganger unless it’s a very tiny room. My first reaction would be “Get me out of here.” That is too creepy.
If I had 2 billion dollars on me I should go to the bank. However, I wouldn’t be worried that other me would steal it. As to what I would do, fix everything that needed fixing around the house. Put enough aside to take care of my remaining years in the style that I would like to be accustomed to. (That doesn’t mean a mansion, a fancy car and designer clothes. I just want to be comfortable and have a nice holiday every year.) Next I would make donations to various causes that I care about, animals, homeless people, social justice, climate change and I’d update my Will. I assume that my doppelganger, being just like me, would do the same. OK maybe she only looks like me and she’d spend all the money on herself. I really don’t know.
A building is burning. You have time to either save a child trapped inside or a valuable painting which you would then sell, using the money to save 20 children from starvation. What would you do and why?
Well, let’s assume that I am brave enough and physically fit enough to run back inside. If I’m going to do that at all I’m saving the child. I’d always choose a living creature, human or animal over something that was just worth money.
Why? Because the child is there. This is something I can do now. If I went in and took a painting and left the child to die I feel that would be immoral even if I was going to use the money to help others. I don’t know if this is my house or not. If it isn’t it is not my painting to sell anyway.
This is another version of The Trolley Problem I think.
What’s your opinion of yams or sweet potatoes?
I haven’t ever eaten either so I have no opinion. I like regular potatoes.
Animal friendships make me smile.